Japanese pro-nuclear politician 'wins Tokyo governor race'

Experts described Mr Masuzoe’s win as a boost for the pro-nuclear prime
minister, Shinzo Abe, as the government prepares to restart Japan’s nuclear
power stations, all of which were shut down after Fukushima.

However, the election happened after a heavy snowfall and the turnout was low,
with only a third of voters participating.

The role of Tokyo’s governor – the equivalent of mayor – involves running the
nation’s wealthiest and most populated prefecture, with 13 million people
and a budget of £79 billion.

Mr Masuzoe will face a string of challenges in addition to the future of
nuclear energy. Topping his agenda will be the 2020 Olympics, with major
infrastructure projects already under way.

He must also try to win over the capital’s female population. In 1989, Mr
Masuzoe told a men’s magazine that menstruation made women unfit for
government.

Before the election, thousands of women joined a Twitter campaign threatening
a “sex strike” against any man who voted for Mr Masuzoe.

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Japanese pro-nuclear politician 'wins Tokyo governor race'
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